Tampered Carnival Ride

Operator charged in North Carolina State Fair injuries.
1:27 | 10/27/13

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Now to north carolina where the investigation is under way after an operator of a carnival ride is under arrest. Passengers were thrown as they were getting off the ride and now comes questions over whether there was tampering with the ride and whether there will be more arrested. Reporter: Watch the chaos, new video obtained exclusively by abc news shows the ride out of control. Tonight a startling accusation that one of the workers at the north carolina state fair tampered with the ride. It makes me mad to think that anybody would put people's safety in danger like they have. I'm not mad. I'm furious. Reporter:49-year-old tim tutterow seen here was charged with three felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon, inflecting serious bodily injury. The ride called the vortex twists, turns and flips and thursday it suddenly restarted as riders were getting off, their harnesses not in place. Five people were sent to the hospital. Three are still there including a 14-year-old. I heard the people hit that metal floor. It was real loud multiple hits. Some people were laying there. People were running away because at that point the ride was still kind of moving some. Reporter: The company which hired tutterow and brought the ride to the fair tells abc news the owners are, quote, devastated by this accident. Police say more arrests are expected. And from massachusetts tonight, the mother of the

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